Sunday, March 25, 2007 11:47 AM ShoZu


If I didn't have to pay by the kb for net access on my phone, I'd be tempted to use this service. If cell phones companies really want to dominate, they'll eventually learn that they need to be on the consumers side. Provide a great service, charge fair prices, and most importantly: DON'T PUNISH YOUR USERS FOR USING YOUR SERVICE MORE THAN THEY CLAIMED THEY MIGHT!!!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007 10:33 AM

Over the past month or so I've noticed that I rarely use a numpad, but there is always one on my keyboard. It's a waste of space. Additionally, having it there causes my mouse to be in an awkward area far to the right of the keyboard. This causes unecessary reaching when I'm sitting with my keyboard centered around the home keys.

My search for a mini keyboard that would mostly resolve this situation has almost come to an end:

SOLIDTEK 4" x 9" Super Mini USB Keyboard (SilverBlack) KB-P3100SU in Canada at

SolidTek Super Mini USB Keyboard with Trackball

Now, if I can only find a local computer store that carries these so I can try one out before I buy it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:23 PM Going to brazil

I just received an acceptance letter for a paper that I submitted to a conference. Not only was the paper accepted to the conference, it will also be published in a Journal. Only the best 35 papers were selected for journal publication so I'm very proud of this acceptance. Anita and I are both really excited about it. You can read more about the conference at:

You can also see a few pictures of the venue here:

Here is the acceptance letter.

Dear Mr. Lakin Wecker:
Congratulations - your paper ''Contextual Void Patching for Digital
Elevation Model'' for CGI 2007 - papers has been accepted as Journal
paper. The overall standard this year of papers submitted to CGI 2007
was high and decisions were difficult; thus you should be particularly
pleased with this acceptance

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 7:15 AM Dell to Add Linux-Certified Desktops, Laptops - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

Dell to Add Linux-Certified Desktops, Laptops - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

I really hope they add Ubuntu to this list. My friend got a very nice dell laptop a year or so ago. I quite like the laptop, and the only thing that would have made it better is pre-installed Ubuntu.

Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:11 PM Orisinal : Morning Sunshine

Orisinal : Morning Sunshine

A set of games which are wonderfully designed and produced. I haven't played them all, and I don't enjoy the gameplay in them all. But ... and this is an important but. Each of them is a piece of art, both visually and aurally. In addition, they are all simple. Dead simple. Most of them come with instructions, but I bet that most people could figure out how to play each of the games by just clicking around a bit.

Thursday, February 22, 2007 4:31 PM The arcane publishing practices of the academic world

When I first signed up for my masters degree, I expected to find a much more progressive culture of open access. Unfortunately it was much the opposite. Most of the academic research do they charge a fee, they charge very large fees. It's unfortunate, but North American Universities take this for granted.

Until reading Mako's posts, I did not realize how much this practice affected me. I feel that it played a large role in my decision to not to further pursue a Doctorate.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 6:42 PM Something to read later

Sounds like some interesting advice.

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